The Queen herself is a fan of The Kings Speech

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The King’s Speech is a seriously hot contender at the Oscars this year, with a massive 12 nominations in the annual competition.

Clearly it has a lot of fans out there – including, apparently, Queen Elizabeth II herself (who is played in the film by young Freya Wilson).

An insider at the monarch’s household has revealed that the Queen received two copies of the film just before Christmas and watched it at Sandringham House.

“The Queen loves a good film,” the insider tells The Sun . “ The King's Speech is close to the bone as it is a portrayal of her family in the 1930s, but she found it moving and enjoyable.

“She was clearly amused by some of the lighter moments.”

Nice to know who HRH will be backing when the Oscar winners are announced during the ceremony on 27 February.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.